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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned just 45 days after taking office. Key facts With the recent resignation, Liz Truss becomes the shortest-serving British Prime Minister. This record was earlier held by George Canning, who served for 119 days in 1827 until he died of tuberculosis. Truss is the fourth Tory PM to resign before ..
The United Kingdom has decided to ditch its centralised COVID-19 contact-tracing mobile application. Instead, the country would adopt a system developed by Apple and Google that has stricter privacy standards. The abandoned app has centralised architecture – contact data would be transmitted for processing by a back-end team and it included a self-reporting feature like ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
The first Indian-origin Finance Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak unveiled a 330-Billion Pound Rescue Package, which aims to help the businesses of the country to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The £330 billion of loan guarantees will help them meet their day to day needs during the lock-down. He also extended a ..
The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Priti Patel recently announced the launch of the country’s new Points-based visa system. The system provides visas to only those persons who gain required points. It aims at attracting the high-skilled employees from around the world and cutting down incoming low-skilled labourers. The new system is expected to come into ..
Rishi Sunak, the 39-year-old MP from Richmond in Yorkshire has been recently appointed as the Finance Minister of the United Kingdom. It is the second most important position after the Prime Minister. He replaces the former finance minister of Britain Sajid Javid, who resigned from his role recently. Before joining politics, Rishi Sunak was working ..
Priti Patel, a prominent member of the Back Boris campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, has become the Britain’s first Indian-origin home secretary as part of new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top team. She succeeded Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid, who moves to the Treasury department as the first ethnic minority Chancellor of the Exchequer. Mr Javid, ..
Topics: Boris Johnson • British MPs • Cabinet of the United Kingdom • Conservative Party (UK) leadership election • Conservative Party leadership election • Dominic Raab • Government of the United Kingdom • Great Offices of State • HM Treasury • Priti Patel • Sajid Javid